NC film studio expands, builds facility in Georgia

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) - A North Carolina film studio is expanding to Georgia.

The StarNews of Wilmington reported that EUE/Screen Gems has begun the process to lease the former Lakewood Fairgrounds in Atlanta for a new studio lot called the Georgia Film and Television Center.

The city of Atlanta's finance committee has approved the lease, and the city council is expected to vote on the deal Monday.

Studio executive vice president Bill Vassar says EUE/Screen Gems plans to build a sound stage of up to 40,000 square feet, about the same size as Wilmington's "Dream" Stage 10 which opened a year ago.

EUE/Screen Gems is based in New York and also owns a lighting and grip company in Charleston, S.C.

Information from: The StarNews,

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